McKinney Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Motorcycle Accident Lawyer in Mckinney, TX
If you suffer injuries in a motorcycle accident, your life may be irrevocably changed. Medical bills could start overwhelming you almost immediately, not to mention the stress and sheer physical toll from your injuries. A McKinney motorcycle accident lawyer like Dale R. Rose, LLC may be able to ease your worries and help guide you through the process of filing a personal injury claim or, if negotiation attempts fail, filing a lawsuit.
Many motorcycle crashes are caused by the negligence of other drivers. They often fail to properly check their blind spots and mirrors before changing lanes, often either colliding with motorcycles or causing motorcyclists to crash when trying to avoid a collision. Driver negligence leading to motorcycle accidents often includes actions like driver distraction, speeding, failure to yield, aggressive driving, failure to signal, failure to stay in their lanes, and drunk driving.
What Damages Are Recoverable after a Motorcycle Accident?
Motorcycle accident victims and their families often find themselves scrambling after serious injuries occur. This can be especially traumatic when another party’s negligence caused the crash. As medical and other related expenses begin to mount, they may run into difficulties with getting insurance companies to pay for rightful bills.
Certain damages are recoverable after a motorcycle accident, and those usually consist of:
- Economic damages
- Non-economic damages
- Punitive damages, sometimes called exemplary damages
- Wrongful death damages
Economic damages refer to those that cause actual monetary costs or bills. This could include medical expenses like medications, surgeries, medical treatments, and ongoing care; lost wages for time unable to work; loss of future earning capacity, and other relevant costs.
Non-economic damages typically refer to things like mental anguish, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium or important family relationships, such as between spouses or parents and children. Your motorcycle crash attorney can help determine a method for assigning a monetary value to these types of losses. They will also help you substantiate your claims by gathering supporting evidence.
What Types of Evidence Can Help Strengthen My Case?
Dale R. Rose is experienced in identifying and gathering the types of evidence that can help strengthen your motorcycle accident case. We’ll help gather documentation that can help substantiate the damages you have suffered like:
- Medical and prescription bills
- Receipts for vehicle and property damage
- Estimated values for non-economic damages, often using industry professional evaluations
- Deposit forms and pay stubs to prove lost wages
- Estimated values for loss of future income
- Other types of evidence that can strengthen your case
We can meet with you to discuss the specific facts of your case and determine which types of evidence are most applicable in your situation. By taking over the duties of gathering evidence, we can help lighten the load as you focus on recovering physically and emotionally.
Contact a McKinney Motorcycle Accident Lawyer with Dale R. Rose, LLC
A McKinney motorcycle accident lawyer like Dale R. Rose, LLC will advocate on each client’s behalf to seek the financial compensation they deserve. We evaluate the particular facts of each person’s case, offer legal strategies, and assist in the gathering of valuable evidence. Arrange a free consultation by calling us at (972) 737-1333 or contacting us online.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the most common causes of McKinney motorcycle accidents?
The most common cause of motorcycle accidents is either the risk taking of the motorcycle driver, or the inattention of the other vehicles driver. Most motorcycle collisions occur because the driver of the car/truck doesn’t see the motorcycle, or doesn’t respect it being on the roadway.
What should I look for in a McKinney motorcycle accident attorney?
You should almost always hire a local attorney near where you live for your collision. Handling motorcycle cases is not a specialty area recognized by the State Bar of Texas, but your attorney should be familiar with the motorcycle riding and the laws of Texas.
How long do I have to file a motorcycle accident lawsuit in Texas?
Texas has a 2 year statute of limitations for all injuries. This means that if you have not filed a lawsuit within that time period, you lose the right to pursue the person who caused you injuries. Contacting a lawyer soon after the collision is the best choice to allow for an investigation, getting witnesses, assisting with medical claims, and handling the insurance carrier. Do not try to resolve your claim with the other driver’s insurance company yourself. They do not owe you any legal duty to fairly and reasonable resolve your injury claim.